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Jenna’s Gorgeous Wedding Dress

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jenna’s Gorgeous Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Jenna Grinberg Jenna Grinberg’s amazing wedding gown is the Calista gown by the designer Amsale. Jenna found her wedding dress at the Marina Morrison boutique in San Francisco. The top is a beautiful duchess satin, the skirt is threaded tulle....

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Barbara’s Wedding Dress Lost and Found

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Barbara’s Wedding Dress Lost and Found

A Wedding Dress Story by Barbara Woodhouse My wedding gown was sewn in summer and fall of 1967 by my mother, Anne Wolfe Bennett. She was a musician by profession but a truly gifted seamstress by necessity. In those days, it was still far cheaper to sew than to buy a garment. Mom made her own wedding dress, and she made all my clothes while I was growing up including school dresses, prom gowns and even theater costumes. She had been looking forward for years to making a wedding gown for me. We decided on a pattern (which I still have) that...

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Lazaro Creates Custom Dress for Lauren

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Lazaro Creates Custom Dress for Lauren

A Wedding Dress Story by Lauren M. I bought my gown at the Lazaro Trunk Show at the JLM boutique in West Hollywood, CA. As luck would have it Lazaro himself was there that day and so he was around to help when the stylist and I decided to pull together two different dresses to make a one of a kind custom dress–the bodice of one, the skirt of another and all of the crinoline removed (I’m not much for pouf!). I wore the dress on April 12, 2014 at our wedding at the Rancho Sol del Pacifico in Malibu,...

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Perfect Wedding Dress – Not Lost in Translation

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Perfect Wedding Dress – Not Lost in Translation

A wedding dress story by Tarisa T. I was married on May 15, 2010 and purchased the dress just a week or so prior to the wedding! I had tried on several gowns while still living in the US with my mother, but couldn’t find anything before the big move to Cyprus. I tried on a few at a local shop with my husband’s two sisters, who spoke little English, but didn’t find anything I LOVED. It was recommended that I try the same shop that his sister used for her gown the year before: Akay in Istanbul. This involved two separate...

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Wedding Dress Beautiful Again

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Cleaning | 0 comments

Wedding Dress Beautiful Again

You can often tell by the wedding gown that the bride and groom had a lot of fun. Linda’s wedding dress was a perfect example. Her wedding gown was made of silk taffeta and organza with a ruched fitted bodice, a very full skirt w/ appliqes of taffeta and organza ribbons forming 3-D flowers. When we received it though, the fun was everywhere. With make-u and /perspiration inside bodice and underarms and a very dirty hemline, all layers. We knew we had our work cut out for us.This gown required expert hand cleaning and hand pressing. ...

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Shannon Sotos’s Dream Wedding Dress

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Shannon Sotos’s Dream Wedding Dress

My name is Shannon Soto and this is my story of finding my perfect dress! My love, Marvin, proposed to me in May of 2014 on a gorgeous day at Wine Country Gardens in Defiance, MO – the beautiful place where we had our first date. Full of excitement and ready to plan, the very next week, my mom and I set out with the goal of booking the venue and the date. Just as we had hoped, we were able to book our special place, Wine Country Gardens for the wedding AND the reception. We were also able to book a date, September 19, 2014 (yes, only 4...

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Synthetics Seriously Save $25

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Synthetics Seriously Save $25

About 80% of wedding gowns are made of synthetic fabrics…which may surprise you since textile science has created amazing synthetic fabrics (usually polyester) that are dead ringers for…duchess silk, dupioni silk, silk taffeta, etc. So your “silk” wedding gown may actually be one of those dead ringers.  If so, enjoy our $25 off wedding gown care promotion this month with coupon code: NotSilk  If you are not sure, check your gown care label.  But, sometimes labels are removed during alterations.  Price may be helpful as most...

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Amanda’s Wows in Amsale Gown

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Amanda’s Wows in Amsale Gown

Our daughter, Amanda DePriest, looked absolutely stunning in this Amsale Bijou wedding gown. I can still remember the sound that came from the guests at her courtyard wedding August 30, 2014. It was simply a chorus of sighs from all. The gown is part of the Amsale Blue Label, which is a prestige collection of couture gowns. These gowns are the highest in quality and style. This Bijou gown was worn in the runway color of “cafe”. It is a ball gown made of silk rouched bodice with a drop waist and handmade and hand sewn taffeta and...

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Another Gift Card Winner

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Another Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Crystal Bianco-Stanley whose name we drew from our Facebook fish bowl.  She is the winner of a gift card to her favorite restaurant or store.  Each quarter we draw a name of one of our Facebook fans and a $25 gift card is the prize. Crystal can choose a $25 gift card from one of her favorite stores or restaurants including… Home Depot Macy’s Target Bed, Bath and Beyond Applebees Olive Garden   and more… Claim Your Gift Card Prize Please call us at 866-268-4696 or send us an email...

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Fun and Girly Wedding Dress

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Fun and Girly Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story by Keri Sanborn Sheehan I found my dress at David’s Bridal at the very beginning of my wedding planning. My mother-in-law and I stopped in before going to a bridal show to get some ideas, and I tried on some dresses just to get her opinion on what looked good on me. The moment I stepped into this wedding dress, I knew it was something special. Although I never intended to get a wedding dress that day, after I put it on I couldn’t stop looking at myself in the mirror. The beautiful ruching on the top created a...

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